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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Lawrence A. Wien
RLIN number: NXCP90-A7
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Early childhood and family life; Columbia College and Columbia Law School, 1920's; early law practice; swift rise to wealth as a real estate investor; marriage and family life; early interest in philanthropy; active support for Brandeis University; establishment of the Wien International Scholarship Program; involvement with Federation of Jewish Philanthropies; involvement with Committee to increase Corporate Philanthropic Giving; support of Camp Vacamus; support for Lincoln Center; painful struggle against terminal illness; philosophy behind philanthropic giving.
Extent: Transcript: 114 leaves, Tape: 4 cassettes
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1989. Permission required to cite, quote, or reproduce. Contact repository for information.
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1988 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Wien, Lawrence A., 1905-1988
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1905
Speaker occupation: Lawyer; Philanthropist
Age at speaking: 83
Document date: 1988
Interviewer: Gardner, Joel
Organizations discussed: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; Columbia University, New York, NY
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA; Charities; Columbia University, New York, NY; Endowments; North America; Oral history; Scholarships; United States
Topics discussed - Other terms: Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; Wien, Lawrence A., 1905-1988
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0021198-16637